Lisbon Treaty — Exclude human rights from the policy area of the European Union — rejected — 5 Feb 2008 at 22:00
Bob Russell MP, Colchester voted with the majority (No).
The majority No voters rejected an amendment to the European Union (Amendment) Bill aimed at limiting the power of the European Court of Justice to interpret the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
The amendment can be seen as an attempt to limit Britain's further integration with the European Union.
- Streamline EU institutions
- Establish a permanent President of the European Council (as of 16 March 2010 held by Herman Van Rompuy)
- Establish the post of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (as of 16 March 2010 held by Catherine Ashton)
- Give new powers to the EU over justice and home affairs
- Remove the national veto in some areas such as energy security and emergency aid
-  William Cash MP, House of Commons, 5 February 2008
-  BBC News Q&A: The Lisbon Treaty, 5 February 2010
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||163 (+2 tell)||0||85.5%|
|Lab||302 (+2 tell)||0||0||86.4%|